every day after a hard day's work as an ink-stained underpaid and overworked scribe in the nation's capital, finch would seek the refuge of her closet to write songs she never ever expected to perform live. not until she landed in london, england, as a grad student at mick jagger's almost alma mater, did she start to take her musings somewhat seriously. the city's creative vibe prompted the release of her debut ep, 128 southgate road, in july, 1999. in the spirit of richard buckner's bloomed and roseanne cash's 10 song demo, she sought to create the sparsest of environments to capture the honesty and emotion of her songs. truth is: it's the best she could afford given her starving student status.
in late 1999, finch landed in nyc and has graced the stages of some of the city's most interesting stages -- the living room, c-note, baby jupiter, cb's gallery and the sidewalk cafe, among others. in addition to showcasing at the philadelphia music conference in 2000, she has played london's famous 12-bar club and kashmir club as well as washington, d.c.'s metro cafe.
she founded and hosted the c-note's songwriters' soiree that featured some of nyc's most unique voices, including alice lee, django haskins, randi russo, barbara brousal, amanda thorpe, jude kastle, noam weinstein, tom shaner and one other songwriter whose name escapes her. in 2003, finch plans to unveil her debut full-length cd entitled, flotsam of empire's decline.
one word of warning to fans of newt gingrich, pat buchanan, marie antoinette, ralph reed, charlton heston, napoleon or mussolini: you might not like the lyrics.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Culture of Arrogance
2. Angel or Devil
4. Wedding Games
5. South Carolina 1996